BLENCOWE LAB
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO


ULRICH BRAUNSCHWEIG
Postdoctoral Fellow

u.braunschweig -at- utoronto.ca


Ulrich is interested in the role of chromatin and transcription factors in the regulation of alternative splicing. In metazoans, most splicing occurs co-transcriptionally, and so proteins bound to RNA polymerase II or recruited to chromatin can impact splicing. Current projects include identifying new trans-acting splicing regulators among these types of proteins, as well as the functions of unconventional RNA binding proteins.

He also works on intron retention and has previously found that in mammals, this process mostly affects genes when they are poorly expressed and their functions are not needed, and acts to further suppress generation of mature mRNAs.

Ulrich studied biology in Vienna, Austria and Aarhus, Denmark. Before joing the Blencowe lab, he conducted his PhD research in Bas van Steensel's group at the NKI in Amsterdam where he worked on interactions among chromatin proteins in Drosophila.

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Last updated January 11, 2017